The Axcent Pocket Watch is Designed for the Modern Consumer

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 6, 2016
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The Axcent Pocket Watch by the Stockholm collective People People puts a modern twist on a traditional time-telling gadget. While it may seem as though pocket watches have been replaced by more modern timepieces, there are some consumers who still appreciate the ritual of reaching into their pocket to check the time. This device revives the traditional pocket watch by giving it a modern makeover.

The Axcent Pocket Watch is a chic time-telling implement inspired by the legacy of the three-piece suit. As Klara Petersén of People People explains, "We noticed that fashion trends leaned more toward well-dressed three-piece suits, but we noticed that there were few accessories that goes in line with this." As a result, the collective decided to bring back the classic pocket watch, but give it a modern, minimalist makeover. They achieved this feat by using bronze and gray stainless steel and a lightweight chain or leather strap. The result is a traditional timepiece that is stylish enough for the modern era.